ATC podcast to feature topic on ‘Finding inspiration in quarantine’

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Posted 5/27/20

Arizona Theatre Company’s podcast series, “Hang and Focus,” is available on its website as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.

New episodes will be released every …

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ATC podcast to feature topic on ‘Finding inspiration in quarantine’

Veronika Duerr in ATC’s Silent Sky.
Veronika Duerr in ATC’s Silent Sky.
Tim Fuller
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Arizona Theatre Company’s podcast series, “Hang and Focus,” is available on its website as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.

New episodes will be released every Friday and Sunday, according to a press release, inviting people to subscribe to follow the new releases featuring a “deep dive into our new world of creativity, or at least the new world for now,” said co-host and ATC Artistic Director of Learning and Education Jasmine Roth, in a prepared statement.

She and co-host ATC Director of Artistic Programs, Will Rogers, will interview producers, playwrights and performers from across the country.

The Sunday podcast topic is: “Finding Inspiration in Quarantine,” according to the release, noting that guests will discuss how they are affected by the shutdown, “how they’re finding the will to create, and how Zoom isn’t a fail-safe for theatre.”

Panelists will include Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Caroline Neff; ATC Artistic Associate, playwright and television writer and producer christopher oscar peña; Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Producer Emily Tarquin; and actor and creative director of Mujer! Magazine, Shavanna Calder.

They will even offer their choices on what they are watching, reading and listening to, or not; and, where they are drawing inspiration, the release added.

Listeners will be introduced to Rachel Burttram and Brendan Powers, according to the release, describing how they will discuss their new Tiny Talks interview series to debut.

The husband-and-wife team behind Tiny Theatre --- a response to the shuttering of all theatres in the wake of COVID-19 --- performs three times a week from inside a guest-room closet in their Fort Myers, Florida home. 

The couple will also do Tiny Interviews with ATC artists throughout the upcoming season, noted the release.

ATC Artistic Director Sean Daniels will speak, on Friday, with Broadway composer and lyricist Larry O’Keefe (Bat Boy: The Musical, Legally Blond: The Musical and Heathers: The Musical) and Tempe Center for the Arts Artistic Director Ralph Remington.

For more information: arizonatheatre.org.

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